Man Dies in Backyard of Cessnock Home

Police are investigating following a man’s death in Cessnock overnight.

Emergency services were called to an Edith Street around 11pm, where a 36-year-old man was found seriously injured in the backyard.

He was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were later questioned at Cessnock Police Station, where the man was arrested.

The woman has since been released.

A Nissan Patrol has been seized for forensic examination while the home is now a crime scene.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.